Share this entry

Share this page

volvox

Saltos de línea: vol¦vox
Pronunciación: /ˈvɒlvɒks
 
/

Definición de volvox en inglés:

sustantivo

Biology
A green single-celled aquatic organism which forms minute free-swimming spherical colonies.
  • Genus Volvox, division Chlorophyta (or phylum Chlorophyta, kingdom Protista)
Example sentences
  • One of the prettiest creatures you may catch sight of is a tumbling, crystalline, globe-shaped alga known as volvox.
  • And they grow baby volvoxes inside the sphere and, when they are big enough, the parent volvox opens and out comes the baby ready to begin life on its own.
  • We used a projection microscope to watch their movements, including the bursting of ‘daughter’ volvoxes from the parent sphere.

Origen

modern Latin, from Latin volvere 'to roll'.

Words that rhyme with volvox

aurochsxerox

Definición de volvox en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día terpsichorean
Pronunciación: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing